Registration Is Open for the 2018 Organic Land Care Certificate Course
February 5, 6, 12, and 13, 2018 (Snow date- February 15)
The Rutgers Organic Land Care Certificate Program provides education to landscapers and land care providers on organic practices for promoting healthy soil, enhancing biodiversity, and reducing polluted runoff from managed landscapes.
The core of the program is a 4-day annual course designed for professional landscapers, property managers, public works employees, groundskeepers, and landscape architects. The class is usually offered in the winter.
More than 20 university and industry experts share their experience of how to successfully transition a landscape to organic management and add organic services to a business.
Course Dates: February 5, 6, 12, and 13, 2018 (Snow date- February 15)
Time: 8am – 5pm
Location: 4000 Kozloski Rd., Freehold, New Jersey 07728 (Use 3000 Kozloski Rd for GPS)
Certificate program requirements include:
Participants that pass the exam receive a certificate of completion and are listed in the Find A Landscaper section of this website as having completed the Rutgers Organic Land Care Certificate program requirements.
Pesticide recertification credits:
Fertilizer re-certification credits for New Jersey (ProFact): 7 credits.
The NJDEP Natural Turf and Landscape Management Certificate.
NOFA AOLCP credits applied for. Call for details.
Landscape Architecture Continuing Education System (LA CES): 10 hours
Monday, February 5
Tuesday, February 6
Monday, February 12
Tuesday, February 13
Rain Gardens- Amy Rowe, Environmental Agent, Rutgers Cooperative Extension
Business Management and Customer Communications- Chris Paul, President, Genesis Landscape Contractors
Organic Landscapers Panel Discussion- Barry Draycott, Tech Terra Environmental; Keith Haitz, HydroGreen; Steve Davidson, Earth Groomers; Rik McCoy, and Chris Paul
Exam, pesticide recertification form distribution, program evaluation
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